Emirati Women Day The UAE has adopted a powerful stance in empowering women, setting new standards based on a unique model drawn from the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the UAE. This approach perpetuates in the current leadership’s vision for the future, whereby women stand as an active partners and contributors in the country’s development process and play a vital role in raising future generations. The UAE Constitution guarantees equal rights to women and men. The country is leading the way in a number of regional and global indexes on gender equality and women’s achievements, education and literacy, women’s employment and respect for women. The UAE has launched the National Strategy for Women's Empowerment and Entrepreneurship 2015- 2021, which aims to empower and build the capacity of Emirati women to overcome the difficulties encountered in their participation in all areas, and improving their status at the regional and international forums.